Saturday, January 20, 2007

A copy of a photo I found online on a blog against Child prostitution in India.
The painting looks very realistic. A bit like a picture.
I worked with oil.

I first worked with gouache. Not happy with the results, I finished it on Photoshop.

Friday, January 19, 2007

I don't know why but I've had these pictures in my head of southern vegetation at nightime. This one was the 3rd one of a serie. I wanted to show that there was life at night on the water. Surrounding the nenuphars, insects are budding and lighting the flowers. In the back of the picture are human habitats near the water.

I was was painting I was listening to a celebrity talking about what I thought was pollution or a factory of some kind. Now that I think about it, I am sure it had nothing to do with it. But inspired by what I thought I was hearing, my drawing became a picture of city projects "attacked" by twisters, a direct consequence of our neglect for our environment.

The first drawing in the serie of Southern Vegetation. It's day time.

The mystery of night life near a pond. It's warm. I could seat there for hours, the pond lighted by the moon.
The first in the serie of Southern Vegetation.

I love orange. Especially Safran.
This painting shows the intensity of the heat in Africa.

I worked on that one several times. It was initially abstract...
The style is naive. A bit different from what I usually do. But the wonderful thing about it is that as I was doing it it reminded me of my grandmother's beautiful house in the south of France. It made feel sad. I don't have much memory of my youth. But "Champouse" was the most awesome house I can remember. I remember fighting my fear of bees there. I was told not to move when one was resting on my feet or hands. it worked. They stopped chasing me.
The attic was full of wonderful Antiques. The garden was neglected. Behind the house were big fields of wheat. I used to love running there and play -alone- hide and seek.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Venise, janvier 2007

J'ai décidé de m'inscrire au cours de Betty Edwards pour apprendre a dessiner.
Voici deux portraits. A droite, celui que j'ai réalisé le premier jour de l'atelier. A gauche, une version plus élaborée. Aprés 5 jours de cours.